American Sherlocks

Stories from the Golden Age of the American Detective Nick Rennison ... Some of the stories later collected in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, for example, were published in the US Collier's magazine a week or two prior to their ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857304407

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sherlock Holmes is the most famous of all fictional detectives but, across the Atlantic, he had plenty of rivals. Between 1890 and 1920, American writers created dozens and dozens of crime-solvers. This thrilling, unusual anthology features stories about 15 of them, including Professor Augustus SFX Van Dusen, 'The Thinking Machine', even more cerebral than Holmes; Craig Kennedy, the so-called 'scientific detective'; Uncle Abner, a shrewd backwoodsman in pre-Civil War Virginia; Violet Strange, New York debutante turned criminologist; and Nick Carter, the original pulp private eye. Editor Nick Rennison gathers together often neglected tales which highlight American crime fiction's early years. Some of the detectives that feature include: Craig Kennedy created by Arthur B. Reeve Madelyn Mack created by Hugo Cosgro Weir Nick Carter (no credited author) Uncle Abner created by Melville Davisson 'The Thinking Machine' (Professor Van Dusen) created by Jacques Futrelle Averages Jones created by Samuel Hopkins Adams Praise for Nick Rennison: 'A book which will delight fans of crime fiction' - Verbal Magazine '[An] intriguing anthology' - Mail on Sunday

American Sherlock

Through a mutual friend, Oscar would meet an investigator who would help him dissect some of his toughest cases, a cop who was also beguiled by science—American Sherlock's own Inspector Lestrade. By the late 1910s, August Vollmer was ...

Author: Kate Winkler Dawson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525539575

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

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From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century. Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities--beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books--sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the "American Sherlock Holmes," Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America's greatest--and first--forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural. Heinrich was one of the nation's first expert witnesses, working in a time when the turmoil of Prohibition led to sensationalized crime reporting and only a small, systematic study of evidence. However with his brilliance, and commanding presence in both the courtroom and at crime scenes, Heinrich spearheaded the invention of a myriad of new forensic tools that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests, and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. His work, though not without its serious--some would say fatal--flaws, changed the course of American criminal investigation. Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon--as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them.

Sherlock Holmes The American Years

Some evenings Mother will read aloud from a popular work of fiction. Others, I play familiar airs on my flute, on occasion accompanied by Sherlock's execrable fiddle-scratching. Rarely, Mycroft deigns to entertain us with a ...

Author: Michael Kurland

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429953870

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A compelling volume of original tales concerning Sherlock Holmes' legendary time in America With an introduction by Leslie S. Klinger, editor and compiler of all three volumes of the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, this collection of ten original stories brings light to one of the least examined periods in the life of the great detective—his time in the former colonies, the United States. This Holmes is a youthful one—a young man not yet set upon his course in life and in his famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street. In Richard Lupoff 's "Inga Sigerson Weds," he's come to America to represent the family at his sister's wedding. In "My Silk Umbrella," Mark Twain narrates his fateful encounter with Holmes at a baseball game in Hartford, Connecticut; Steve Hockensmith narrates the meeting of the young William Gillette and the object of his later, most famous turn upon the stage; and Peter Tremayne reveals the intersection of Holmes and the Irish in the 19th century American midwestern landscape. With further stories by Marta Randall, Rhys Bowen, Peter Beagle, and others, the legend, the mythology and even the history of the world's greatest detective is further enhanced by these charming, clever and mystifying tales.

America s Sherlock Holmes

to Anglo-American friendship. As New Yorkers had been complaining about their most recent crime wave, he suggested a playful solution: “I believe the history of America would be better if you could get a shipload of Sherlocks over here.

Author: William R. Hunt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493040322

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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William Burns is best known as ‘America’s Sherlock Holmes’ and was director of the FBI, shortly before J. Edgar Hoover. But before he became director, Burns had a long, highly publicized career as a detective for the Secret Service, then led the famed Burns International Detective Agency, which competed with his rival, the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

Sherlock Holmes and his Adventures on American Radio

THE STORY OF Sherlock Holmes on American radio does not end there. Between 1952 and 1969 Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley played Holmes and Watson in seventy-five episodes of Sherlock Holmes for the BBC. Aside from playing on their own ...

Author: Ian Dickerson

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


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It’s been over a hundred and twenty-five years since the adventures of Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print and captivated a generation of readers. Subsequent generations have enjoyed, adapted and expanded on his adventures leading him to become perhaps the most enduring character in fiction. That long run has been helped by his adventures in a variety of media, most notably film and television. But what about radio? Holmes has had a long career in radio on both sides of the Atlantic, indeed the radio adventures of Sherlock Holmes are almost as old as radio itself. He debuted on air in 1922 and just a few years later Holmes and Watson were featuring in a regular weekly series on NBC in the USA. That series ended in 1936 but when Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce made the first of their career-defining fourteen films as Holmes and Watson there was a certain inevitability about Holmes’ return to the American airwaves. The subsequent series ran for seven years and almost two hundred and twenty half hour radio shows. When Rathbone quit the role—in both radio and film – the show limped on for a few years. This book tells the story of those shows.

Welcome to America Mr Sherlock Holmes

Victorian America meets Arthur Conan Doyle Christopher Redmond ... the excitements of whaling, American writers, Poe's Monsieur Dupin, the death of Sherlock Holmes, and the American press: I asked Dr. Doyle what he thought of American ...

Author: Christopher Redmond

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459714663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In Redmond's lively narrative, which is based on letters, newspaper reports, and other newly unearthed sources, you will discover, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself put it, "the romance of America."

Sherlock Holmes Christmas Special The Blue Carbuncle Sherlock s Christmas Case 63 Other Sherlock Holmes Thrillers in One Holiday Edition

“I had opened up inquiries in Birmingham,” said the American, “and my agent there has sent me this advertisement from a local paper. We must hustle and put the thing through. I have written to this man and told him that you will see him ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026881247

Category: Fiction

Page: 1679

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Sherlock Holmes is a "consulting detective" known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Table of Contents: Sherlock's Christmas Case: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip The Adventure of the Speckled Band The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Stock-Broker's Clerk The "Gloria Scott" The Musgrave Ritual The Reigate Puzzle The Crooked Man The Resident Patient The Greek Interpreter The Naval Treaty The Final Problem The Adventure of the Empty House The Adventure of the Norwood Builder The Adventure of the Dancing Men The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist The Adventure of the Priory School The Adventure of Black Peter The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton The Adventure of the Six Napoleons The Adventure of the Three Students The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter The Adventure of the Abbey Grange The Adventure of the Second Stain The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge The Adventure of the Red Circle The Adventure of the Cardboard Box The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans The Adventure of the Dying Detective The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax The Adventure of the Devil's Foot His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Illustrious Client The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone The Adventure of the Three Gables The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire ...

Young Sherlock Holmes 1 3

The American screamed and staggered backwards, clutching at his face. Blood streamed from between his fingers. Sherlock expected him to fall to the ground, incapacitated, but his intact eye fixed on Sherlock and he screamed again, ...

Author: Andrew Lane

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447267751

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 920

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The first three books in Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock Holmes series in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books. Death Cloud The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer’s son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education – the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change. With his father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously ‘unwell’, Sherlock is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. So begins a summer that leads Sherlock to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent . . . Red Leech The second novel in the Young Sherlock Holmes series. Sherlock knows that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find a notorious killer, hanged by the US government, apparently alive and well in Surrey – and Crow somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. Black Ice The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet. Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse. Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it? In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why . . . before Mycroft swings at the gallows. Sherlock Holmes: think you know him? Think again.

The American Catalogue

Sherwood , J : D. Comic history of the U. S. Newed . Author's ' . ill . ... Études in modern French art ; ill . with pl . , India Sherlock , P ' . T. ( comp . ) The case of Ireland stated ... Highways and byways of American Sherlocks .



ISBN: UOM:39015033654552

Category: American literature


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American national trade bibliography.

Sherlock Holmes on the Stage

In a background note attached to the published version of Sherlock's Last Case, Marowitz relates that the hastily assembled work had been per— formed by repertory theatres in Liverpool, Pitlochry, and Peterborough. When an American ...

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461707226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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One of the world's most well known fictional characters, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887. The detective was featured in four novels and 56 short stories written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Within a decade of his creation Sherlock Holmes made his theatrical debut, first in a couple of obscure productions and soon in the celebrated play adapted by and starring William Gillette. Through the 20th century and beyond, the fictional detective featured in dozens of plays, not to mention radio programs, films, and television shows. In Sherlock Holmes on Stage, Amnon Kabatchnik cites the many theatrical appearances of the great detective since his debut in a one-act musical satire in November 1893. Divided into three sections, this book focuses on plays written or cowritten by Conan Doyle, one-act productions, and plays written by other authors—either adaptations of the novels and stories or original works. Within these sections, each entry is arranged in chronological order and provides a plot synopsis, production details, and other unique features. Some entries identify principal actors and provide biographical sketches of the playwrights, as well as those actors who made a lasting impression as the fictional sleuth. The book also includes several appendixes that focus on special productions, plays that feature variations of the Holmes character, and a list of acting editions.